On Tuesday, StarWars.com continued its Take home the bounty campaign with a pair of Vintage Collection toys reveals for Boba Fett’s book. Both will be available for preorder on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. EST.
If you prefer the 3.75 ″ scale super action figures (like me) then you are going to love these. As well as not being exclusive to any retailer, these are beautiful plastic recreations of two awesome characters. Unfortunately, one of them has a price which is a charge of poodoo.
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We will address this issue in a moment. Let’s stay positive for a moment and get things going with Boba’s badass executor.
Fennec Shand finally gets its long-awaited entry into the Vintage collection. The facial portrait is good, the sculpting is excellent and the accessories are cool (especially the removable helmet). Soft Goods will also allow him to easily enter dynamic sniping poses.
This fantastic toy is slated to hit toy shelves in the fall of 2022 and will retail for a reasonable price of $ 13.99.
Boba Fett World Building Set
First of all, it is a beautiful figurine. In addition to the stunning portrait and face sculpting, Boba Fett comes with plenty of accessories.
But do those accessories justify that retail figure for almost double ($ 26.49) what the Fennec Shand does?
Maybe the extra is just that Hasbro takes advantage of a popular figure and charges us the Boba Fett tax. Or maybe we foot the bill for all the tooling costs and profits they lost from the failure of the Rancor HasLab campaign.
All that being said… god damn it, that number is superb.
I’ll be leveling up with all of you for a while. Despite all my insults against Hasbro for ripping us off with “luxury” numbers that shouldn’t have a higher price tag, I totally gave in on the Boba Fett black series. I tried to justify the purchase by denying myself the Bib Black Series Fortuna, but in the end, I really wanted to.
With that number the last thing I want to do is encourage / confirm to Hasbro that they can continue to stretch prices past the rate of inflation. But I also love this character, especially this version of him.
I guess like many of you, I’ll have a decision to make tomorrow at 1:00 PM EST. The set is expected to hit toy shelves in the summer of 2022 if you want to delay your gratuity a bit.
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